I am presently sipping one of the best cups of coffee I have had in a while: dark roast Sumatra… very strong.
Penjing is pulling in some morning sun.
The birds are at it.
All is right with the world.
The blog went down sometime last evening.
We had to do a reboot.
I was on this morning with the wonderful tech guy in S. Africa who pulls levers behind the cyber curtain. He doesn’t know what happened and vows to look into it.
In the meantime, we may have a little downtime in the future as I make changes to how you get here. I’ll try to give you notice in advance.
For the rest, I made a little roast last night. I found it at the grocery for an absurdly low price per pound. Since we have so many nice root vegetables these days, it seemed the right thing to do.
After browning it with my usual preparation of seasoning, I put it in the oven, covered, for about an hour. I browned the veg, onion, carrot and parsnips and then put them in separately… just easier. When the roast was done… as I guessed it… I had this:
WARNING: Objects in the photo are larger than they appear.
I decided on some gravy. Thus I first added some water with just a hint of a prepared vinegar and started deglazing.
Finally I added a little flour mixed with a little more water. I didn’t have any stock around, alas, and I was in a hurry.
The roast was as tender as can be and the roasted veg very nice. I fended off death by starvation for another night and have leftovers.
In any event, that is the Sabine Farm, Penjing and blog report.
Again… when I make some changes in the near future, there will probably be a little downtime, but I’ll warn you.